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Blog Posts from the Helpdesk
What’s the key to beating the skills shortage? Upskilling, according to Human Resources experts
#HR #skills #workforce
Top four ways to stay ahead in business
#planning #strategy #business
Computer hacking has been around for decades. Here’s how one man hacked the first ever computer password in the 1960s
#cybercrime #history #tech #hacking #security
In a nutshell, don’t trust hardware encryption. Oh and if you use Bitlocker, it needs to be told not to use the insecure hardware encryption otherwise your software encryption is as useless as your hardware encryption.
Microsoft have announced a “pricing realignment” in October intended to “highlight the benefits of our pricing for a cloud-first world”. We think this means continuing the squeeze on those resisting the move to the cloud! Unfortunately we will see 10% increase in the price of Office and various on-premises editions. Get your upgrades in early!
Just a reminder that from October 2018 Microsoft will be blocking weak security traffic. Your systems need to have TLS 1.2 or above enabled or you will no longer be able to access your Office 365 services online.
If you use any of these versions start planning your upgrade NOW!
- Android 4.3 and earlier versions
- Firefox version 5.0 and earlier versions
- Internet Explorer 8-10 on Windows 7 and earlier versions
- Internet Explorer 10 on Win Phone 8.0
- Safari 6.0.4/OS X10.8.4 and earlier versions
There may be others so do check carefully.
Once all the dust has settled we will be asking all our clients to sign our current terms and conditions as a matter of good form. Some of you have been clients for 20+ years from the days when paper was a thing so it is due a formal refresh but right now is not the time!
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are among the wealthiest people in the world. Here’s why they chose to give so much of their wealth away:
Can tiny robots the size of pencils help save the world? Some scientists think so!
Got some funny followers on your Twitter? Here’s the lowdown on the bots and the trolls:
Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster car is travelling around our solar system. Keep track of it here:
Welcome to Louis who joins us as an apprentice on our helpdesk. Please treat him gently while he is learning the ropes – our ropes are many and various and quite complicated!
Thousands of new start-ups are using crowdfunding to get going. Here’s a roundup of the best of last year.
LIS spends a lots of time helping startups get their IT strategy right (it is part of your IT support contract with LIS). If you need good honest advice on IT and your business, contact us.
Fancy getting paid to get fit? Here’s what happened when one woman tried the latest cryptocurrency craze:
Support Posts from the Helpdesk
The webmail problem on our Exchange 2016 platform has now been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
A webmail issue on our 2016 hosted exchange servers has been reported. Outlook and mobile access is fine – just webmail is affected. Engineers are working on it. Apologies for any inconvenience
Update: Email down. The failed system has been bypassed and service is now restored. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Update: Email down. There is a general Internet routing problem preventing access to some of our mail servers. Engineers are investigating. We have no ETA at present but will update this page as soon as we know more.
We are receiving reports of problems on one of our hosted exchange systems. Engineers are investigating and will update this feed as soon as we know more.